Italy Set to Impose National Lockdown Over Easter Weekend

Italy is set to impose another national lockdown over the Easter weekend. The decree is expected to be signed into law later today. Sky News has the story.

[This lockdown] will see non-essential shops closed from April 3rd to April 5th, with people only allowed to leave their homes for work, health or emergency reasons, according to a draft Government decree seen by Reuters news agency.

The country – the first in the world to impose a national Covid lockdown just over a year ago – will also enforce tighter restrictions in low-risk areas from Monday.

Those measures – which form part of an existing four-tier colour-coded system – will see movement between towns in “yellow” regions limited and restaurants and bars shuttered.

The news comes just days after Italy surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths – the sixth country worldwide to do so after the US, Brazil, Mexico, India, and the UK.

In February, Will Jones wrote on the first anniversary of a day that will “live in infamy” – when the Italian Government quarantined a whole local population in an effort to control a coronavirus outbreak. Over a year later, they’re trying the same failed remedy again.

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